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The Plain Band is organized at Reuschlein Brothers Hall, Plain, Wisconsin, USA, with William Marshall, one of the best local clarinet players, as instructor. The accordian and mouth organ are played by Joe Schwartz, violin by John Frank, drum by John H. Liegel. The flute, trombone, clarinet and several cornets are played by the other members. The fox trot, waltz, two-step, and square dance are popular in their repertoire.
Ray Noble And His Orchestra record Harlem Nocturne for Columbia Records in the USA. Theirs is the first recorded version of the song, which will become a jazz standard.
Peter Zinovieff is born in London, UK. As a pioneer of electronic music, he will found and head Electronic Music Studios [EMS] whose VCS and Synthi A synthesisers will be used by musicians including Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, David Bowie and White Noise.
The Kings Of Surf Music, The Beach Boys record I Get Around at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. Intriguingly, I Get Around will give the quintet their first Top Ten hit in the UK where surf culture is virtually unheard of but, even more bizzarely, their fascination with cars and driving will inspire Kraftwerk in 1974 to create the first bona fide electronic rock hit, Autobahn, as a German equivalent of Beach Boys pop.
The second day of the Pop And Blues Festival in The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, features Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, The Keef Hartley Band, Hardin And York, Marsha Hunt, Little Free Rock, Renaissance, Krokodil, Brainbox, Bobbey's Children, Organisation and Kraftwerk.
Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, The Keef Hartley Band, Hardin And York, Marsha Hunt, Little Free Rock, Renaissance, Krokodil, Brainbox, Bobbey's Children, Organisation and Kraftwerk play on the second day of the Pop And Blues Festival in The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
Organisation, a group including two future members of Kraftwerk, Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider, plays at the Pop And Blues Festival in the Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
Kraftwerk play at at Gondel Kino, Bremen, Germany. The group, at this point, includes Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger in its line-up.
Kraftwerk begin recording the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Kraftwerk complete recording of the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Comet Kohoutek, sometimes called The Comet Of The Century, is first sighted by Czech astronomer Lobos Kohoutek. It will capture the public imagination and inspire such songs as Kometenmelodie [1973] by Kraftwerk, The Tail Of The Comet Kohoutek [1974] by Burl Ives and Kohoutek [1985] by R.E.M.. It is also thought likely that the Paul Simon song St. Judy's Comet is also about the appearance of Kohoutek.
The contract to design and build Spacelab 1 - a re-useable science laboratory for space flights - is given by the European Space Agency (ESA) to a consortium of companies from eight European countries under the leadership of the German space company ERNO Raumfahrttechnik in Bremen. Kraftwerk's 1978 song Spacelab is a celebration of this major technical step forward. Spacelab will first be launched successfully in 1983 from Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida, USA, aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Kraftwerk release their fourth LP, Autobahn, on Philips/Vertigo Records in Europe.
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Kraftwerk play at The Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Elton John releases a new single, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, in the UK. On the same day, Kraftwerk play at The Roundhouse, London, supported by Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
The Clash release their eponymous debut album in the UK on the same day that Kraftwerk release their sixth album, Trans-Europe Express.
Kraftwerk release their sixth album, Trans-Europe Express.
Kraftwerk play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
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Kraftwerk enter the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Numbers.
Kraftwerk play at Teatro Tivoli, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Kraftwerk play in the Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Kraftwerk play in the Apollo, Manchester, UK.
German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play the first of two rare London, UK, dates at Brixton Academy.
Kraftwerk play at The Transbordeur, Lyon, France.
Kraftwerk play at The Transbordeur, Lyon, France.
During their The Mix tour, Kraftwerk play at The Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Kraftwerk play at the Kurhall Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria.
The Tribal Gathering 1997 festival, a two day event, concludes at Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Daft Punk, Faithless, Kraftwerk, Paul Oakenfold, Orbital, Cornershop, GusGus, Fluke, Two Lone Swordsmen and Audioweb.
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Kraftwerk play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is announced via Kraftwerk's website that the legendary German band's co-founder, Florian Schneider, has left the group after 38 years. No reason is given.
Radiohead begin a South American tour with a gig in Mexico City, supported by Kraftwerk.
Kraftwerk headline the second day of the Bestival at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, UK.
Kraftwerk begin an eight-night '3D' residency at The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA. Each night of the residency features a different Kraftwerk album played in its entirety, accompanied by a '3D visualization' of the record. This, the first night, features their 1974 breakthrough album Autobahn.
German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play at The Tate Modern, Camberwell, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kraftwerk play at Disney Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kraftwerk play at Disney Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kraftwerk play at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Kraftwerk play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Kraftwerk play at Pohoda 2014, Letisko, Trencin, Slovakia, Europe.
Kraftwerk play the first of two nights at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Kraftwerk play at The Waterfront Hall, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play the first of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play the last of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
European Space Administration astronaut Alexander Gerst has his first interaction with a new artificial intelligence device, CIMON (short for Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), in the Columbus Lab aboard the International Space Station. During their interaction, Cimon plays the Kraftwerk song The Man Machine at Gersh's request, but does not stop playing the music when Gersh tells him to. Instead Cimon says, "I love music you can dance to." Later, Cimon tells Gersh, "Be nice to me."
Florian Schneider, one of the founding members of pioneering German electronic group Kraftwerk, which changed the sound of popular music forever, dies aged 73 of cancer.
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